LOEN ENTERTAINMENT
LOEN ENTERTAINMENT

2012

Dec.
Acquired Starship Entertainment
Nov.
Hosted 2013 MelOn Music Awards
Sep.
Converted to Multi-Label System and released the Artist Label ¡®Collabodadi¡¯
Sep.
Transferred major shares from SK Planet to Star Invest Holdings Ltd.
Jun.
Awarded YouTube Partner Rewards (Broke the record of 1 Million Subscribers for LOEN Channel on YouTube)
Mar.
Ranked No.1 Music Portal in Korean Brand Power Index for the 4th Year in a row (Hosted by Korea Management Association Consulting)
Jan.
Ranked No.1 Digital Music Service in Korean First Brand Awards for the 4th Year in a row (Hosted by the Korean Consumer¡¯s Forum)
Jan.
Awarded the Most-Trusted Brand Awards in Online Music Service field for the 3rd Year in a row (Hosted by Digital Chosun-Ilbo)

2012

Dec.
Hosted 2012 MelOn Music Awards
Nov.
Released New Service Feature¡®Friends¡¯
Jul.
Released the Artist Label¡®LOEN TREE¡¯
Jul.
Awarded the Grand Prize in the Digital Contents field in Korean Digital Business Innovation Awards(Hosted by Maeil Economic Daily, MBN and Ministry of Knowledge Economy)
Mar.
Ranked No.1 Music Portal in Korean Brand Power Index for the 3rd Year in a row(Hosted by Korea Management Association Consulting)
Feb.
Ranked No.1 Digital Music Service in Korean First Brand Awards for the 3rd Year in a row(Hosted by the Korean Consumer¡¯s Forum)
Jan.
Awarded the Most-Trusted Brand Awards in Online Music Service field for the 2nd year in a row(Hosted by Digital Chosun-Ilbo

2011

Jun.
Affiliated with MelOn-Google music search (Web/Mobile)
May.
Selected as the best entertainment app in App Award Korea 2011 (Hosted by Digital Chosun Ilbo, Business TV)
May.
Released blackberry app
Mar.
No. 1 music portal in Korea-Brand Power Index for 2 years in a row
Feb.
Released iPhone/iPad app
Jan.
Consumer-chosen best reliable brand, No. 1 in online music service category (Hosted by Digital Chosun Ilbo)
Jan.
Korea First Brand Awards, No. 1 in MP3 service category for 2 years in a row

2010

Dec.
Hosted 2010 MelOn Music Awards
Nov.
Released tablet web (t.com)
Apr.
Released MelOn Android APP 1.0
Mar.
Korea-Brand Power Index, No. 1 in musical portal category brand power (Hosted by KMAC)
Jan.
Korea First Brand Awards, No. 1 in MP3 service category(Hosted by Korean ConsumersForum)

2009

Dec.
Hosted 2009 MelOn Music Awards
Nov.
Started MelOn smartphone music streaming service for the first time in Korea
Jan.
Registered as a foreign invested business

2008

Dec.
Completed business transfer with SK Telecom (took over MelOn business)
Mar.
Changed the company name to LOEN Entertainment
Mar.
Completed business transfer with Seoul Media

2007~2005

Jun. 2007
Shin Wonsu was appointed as the new CEO
Jun. 2006
Registered as a satellite DMB broadcasting business
Oct. 2005
Assigned as an SK affiliate
Jul. 2005
Changed the company name to Seoul Records
May 2005
Stock dealing with SK Telecom, taking new stocks, contract among stockholders

2000~2004

Jun. 2003
Merged with Gookje Records
Apr. 2002
Released a new label "Avent"
Dec. 2000
Registered to KOSDAQ
Jul. 2000
Changed the company name to YBM Seoul Records

1999~1978

Oct. 1999
Registered as a venture business, new technology development business
Jan. 1993
Restored old records (600 SP records from 1920s)
Apr. 1991
Created a record label "Cantabile"(first record label in Korea)
Oct. 1986
First Youth Music Concert
Sep. 1986
Registered as a performance business
Dec. 1985
Technological affiliation with Japans JVC
Nov. 1985
Registered as a video/audio production business
Aug. 1985
Registered a publishing company (Registration No. 23)
Nov. 1984
Published Korean Pop Song Collection
Jul. 1982
Founded a corporation under the name of Seoul Records
Oct. 1978
Founded Seoul Records